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Old 21st May 2007, 11:33
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Hi,

I was trying to install Beyrl last night following the instructions posted here:

http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_fei...ryl_ati_radeon

Everything was fine until I restarted X after editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf in Step 3. My machine crashed and will not boot any more. I get a screen similar to the Windows Blue Screen of Death telling me there is a problem with the xorg.conf file.

I can boot into the Recovery Mode but don't know what to do next!? When editing my xorg.conf file I included the line

InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad" in Section "ServerLayout"

even though I never installed this on my machine. Could this be factor. Is there a step by step resource anywhere to help me recover?

Thanks,
Toriacht
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Old 22nd May 2007, 18:04
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Please boot your system (in recovery mode), then edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf with a text editor like vi:
Code:
vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Comment out the line
Code:
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
and reboot the system.

If you don't know how to use vi, take a look here: http://www.howtoforge.com/faq/12_15_en.html
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Old 23rd May 2007, 01:27
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Hi Falko,

Thanks for your reply. That worked nicely. Beryl seemed to install ok but when I select it as my Window Manager my screen flashes a few times and it reverts back to Gnome WM. I've pasted my xorg.conf file below. Any ideas?

Thanks again for your help,
Toriacht


# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "vbe"
Load "dbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "ie"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]"
Driver "radeon"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
Option "AGPMode" "4"
Option "AGPFastWrite" "true"
Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "true"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option "EnablePageFlip" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "DELL E171FP"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]"
Monitor "DELL E171FP"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Option "AIGLX" "true"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
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Are there any errors in your logs (in /var/log)?
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Old 23rd May 2007, 23:56
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Hi Falko,

Thanks for your reply. There was nothing obvious there that my untrained eye could see. I tried to start beryl using the 'select window manager' option a few times and i watched to see if any of the logs updated but they didn't.

in user log i saw the following error if it's any use?
May 23 20:53:27 William-Desktop gconfd (root-8644): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.

Is there a Beryl specific log I could check or perhaps should I pay particular attention to any one of the logs located in /var/logs as there was a few log files there?

Thanks again,
Toriacht
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Old 24th May 2007, 02:09
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Hi Falko,

When I tried to start Beryl thru the terminal instead of using the diamond or applications menu i found the following error (pasted below). My screen resolution was causing a problem :Root window size (1280/1024) is bigger then maximum texture size (1024x1024). When I reduced the resolution to 1024X768 (below the max. texture size) Beryl would finally start but most windows on my screen became garbled within a minute or so.

Still I suppose it's progress! Any ideas on how I might improve the situation even further!??

Thanks,
Toriacht


brian@William-Desktop:~$ beryl-manager
brian@William-Desktop:~$ beryl
************************************************** ************
* Beryl system compatiblity check *
************************************************** ************

Detected xserver : AIGLX

Checking Display :0.0 ...

Checking for XComposite extension : passed (v0.3)
Checking for XDamage extension : passed
Checking for RandR extension : passed
Checking for XSync extension : passed

Checking Screen 0 ...

Checking for GLX_SGIX_fbconfig : passed
Checking for GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap : passed
Checking for non power of two texture support : passed
Checking maximum texture size : failed

Root window size (1280/1024) is bigger then maximum texture size (1024x1024)

X Error of failed request: GLXBadContext
Major opcode of failed request: 157 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 4 (X_GLXDestroyContext)
Serial number of failed request: 38
Current serial number in output stream: 40
brian@William-Desktop:~$ beryl
************************************************** ************
* Beryl system compatiblity check *
************************************************** ************

Detected xserver : AIGLX

Checking Display :0.0 ...

Checking for XComposite extension : passed (v0.3)
Checking for XDamage extension : passed
Checking for RandR extension : passed
Checking for XSync extension : passed

Checking Screen 0 ...

Checking for GLX_SGIX_fbconfig : passed
Checking for GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap : passed
Checking for non power of two texture support : passed
Checking maximum texture size : failed

Root window size (1152/864) is bigger then maximum texture size (1024x1024)

X Error of failed request: GLXBadContext
Major opcode of failed request: 157 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 4 (X_GLXDestroyContext)
Serial number of failed request: 38
Current serial number in output stream: 40
brian@William-Desktop:~$ beryl
************************************************** ************
* Beryl system compatiblity check *
************************************************** ************

Detected xserver : AIGLX

Checking Display :0.0 ...

Checking for XComposite extension : passed (v0.3)
Checking for XDamage extension : passed
Checking for RandR extension : passed
Checking for XSync extension : passed

Checking Screen 0 ...

Checking for GLX_SGIX_fbconfig : passed
Checking for GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap : passed
Checking for non power of two texture support : passed
Checking maximum texture size : passed (1024x1024)

Reloading options
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
brian@William-Desktop:~$
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